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Women Influencing Business

Women Influencing Business

Focus groups and surveys conducted by the Fort Worth Chamber identified that women-owned and operated businesses are sometimes overlooked.  With more than 50 percent of local businesses currently owned and/or operated by women, the Women Influencing Business Steering Committee was formed to plan and implement new initiatives and programs to increase their visibility and to bring everyone to the same table of opportunity.     

Best Workplaces for Women Awards 2013

The Best Workplaces for Women designation:

  1. Recognizes the importance of employee satisfaction and commitment and ensuring that it is a top priority in many businesses.
  2. Promotes a heightened awareness among senior leaders and provides best practices for Fort Worth-area companies to use in the recruitment and retention of women employees.
  3. Provides job seekers unprecedented insight on opportunities in various industry sectors and highlights high-performing women-friendly businesses that often go unheralded.
  4. WIB: A Study of Work Friendly Practices for Fort Worth - Survey Results
  5. Press release on 2013 Best Workplaces for Women Award recipients

Small Business Award Recipient

Medium Business Award Recipient

Large Business Award Recipient

 Events, News, Photos

  Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

PlainsCapital Bank

Weaver's Inspire Initiative

Wells Fargo


WIB Chairwoman

Lisa Lankes

Lisa Lankes

Chief Marketing Officer
Justin Brands

Chief Marketing Officer
Justin Brands


The Women Influencing Business Executive dinner at Winslow's Wine Cafe.


The Women Influencing Business Steering Committee works together and paints together at “A Piece of Work” on Locke Ave.

For past events, see more photos in our WIB gallery.



Do you want to advance your career, increase your business opportunities and improve your visibility in the community? Would you like to serve on a non-profit or corporate board and no one knows it? Or are you looking for potential board members?  Does the media approach you as a source about your area of expertise? Join the Women Influencing Business LinkedIn Group!

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For more information about WIB contact:

Pennie Blossom
Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce